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Born Free USA Appoints 11-Year-Old Activist Kate Gilman Williams as Its First Youth Ambassador

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 12:00pm

Says Angela Grimes, Born Free USA CEO, "We are very pleased to welcome Kate to the Born Free USA family as our first Youth Ambassador.

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  • Says Angela Grimes, Born Free USA CEO, "We are very pleased to welcome Kate to the Born Free USA family as our first Youth Ambassador.
  • That's why I founded Kids Can Save Animals and Club 15 and that's why I am so excited to be Born Free USA's first Youth Ambassador."
  • The Born Free USA Youth Ambassador Program will bring the Born Free vision and mission to younger generations, helping to advance wildlife protection into the future.
  • Born Free USA's Youth Ambassador Program will amplify the voice of the generation whose future could be profoundly altered by the threats facing wildlife and natural habitats."

Alley Cat Rescue announces new African Wildcat Project to map African wildcat sightings throughout Africa and surrounding regions

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 5:00am

MOUNT RAINIER, Md., Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Alley Cat Rescue, Inc. (ACR) is commencing a project to map African wildcat (Felis lybica) sightings throughout Africa and surrounding countries.

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  • MOUNT RAINIER, Md., Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Alley Cat Rescue, Inc. (ACR) is commencing a project to map African wildcat (Felis lybica) sightings throughout Africa and surrounding countries.
  • The African Wildcat Project will collect data from individuals visiting and living in these areas via ACR's Facebook group (facebook.com/ACRAWCProject) and online report form.
  • Alley Cat Rescue has been involved with preserving the AWC South African subspecies, Felis l. cafra, for many years.
  • The African Wildcat Project expands ACR's focus efforts geographically from South Africa to any territory Felis lybica inhabits.

NATHPO Announces Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne & Hodulgee Muscogee) will Keynote the First Annual Sacred Sites Summit

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 9:59pm

"Suzan Shown Harjo is an incredible voice and advocate for Native Peoples," says Dr. Valerie Grussing, NATHPO Executive Director, "Her body of work is profound, and we are deeply honored and humbled that she has agreed to be a part of this historic Sacred Sites summit."

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  • "Suzan Shown Harjo is an incredible voice and advocate for Native Peoples," says Dr. Valerie Grussing, NATHPO Executive Director, "Her body of work is profound, and we are deeply honored and humbled that she has agreed to be a part of this historic Sacred Sites summit."
  • With bold resolve, Suzan Shown Harjo pushes us to always seek justice in our time.
  • About the Sacred Sites Summit The virtual Sacred Sites Summit agendais comprised of two days, each withmultiple sessionsprogressingthrough four aspects of protecting sacred sites.
  • For more information about theFirst Annual NATHPO Sacred Sites SummitThose interested inmoreinformationabout NATHPOcan visit thewebsite at https://www.nathpo.org/ For more information on the First Annual NATHPO Sacred Sites Summit, including how to register and sponsorship opportunities, go tothesummit registration page at https://www.nathpo.org/sacred-sites-summit/ .

NFWF Announces $11.5 Million in Conservation Grants to Restore Delaware River Watershed

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 3:33pm

Grantee organizations have committed more than $13.5 million in match, for a total conservation impact of about $25 million.

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  • Grantee organizations have committed more than $13.5 million in match, for a total conservation impact of about $25 million.
  • The grants were awarded through two programs administered by NFWF: the Delaware River Restoration Fund (DRRF), funded by the William Penn Foundation; and the Delaware Watershed Conservation Fund (DWCF), funded by the U.S.
  • The projects will help advance the goals of the Delaware River Watershed Initiative, NFWFs Delaware Watershed Business Plan, and the Delaware River Basin Conservation Act.
  • The Delaware River Restoration Fund , launched in 2013, is administered in cooperation with the Delaware River Watershed Initiative an NGO-driven partnership between leading conservation organizations to protect and restore water quality in the Delaware River watershed with major funding provided by the William Penn Foundation.

World Safaris Names James Ward to Chief Adventure Officer

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 3:05pm

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --James Ward, long-time Association of Zoos and Aquariums member, and experienced conservation-minded traveler, has joined World Safaris as Chief Adventure Officer.

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  • HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --James Ward, long-time Association of Zoos and Aquariums member, and experienced conservation-minded traveler, has joined World Safaris as Chief Adventure Officer.
  • Tom LaRock, Chief Exploration Officer and Founding Partner, World Safaris, says Ward's extensive experience working with conservation groups will enable him to develop unique experiences for safaris working directly with conservationists in situ.
  • World Safaris is preparing to support its partners in expanding their travel programs, especially with the forecasted increase in demand for wildlife travel.
  • For more information on World Safaris and its services for the zoo and aquarium community, please contact James Ward at James@WorldSafaris.com .

Guide Dogs for the Blind Launches Video to Educate Public Transit Agencies and Operators on Inclusion

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 3:00pm

As part of National Guide Dog Month, Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) is launching a short, animated video , to help create a more respectful, safe, and inclusive public transportation experience for people who are blind or visually impaired and their guide dogs.

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  • As part of National Guide Dog Month, Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) is launching a short, animated video , to help create a more respectful, safe, and inclusive public transportation experience for people who are blind or visually impaired and their guide dogs.
  • Headquartered in San Rafael, Calif., Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) is the largest guide dog school in North America.
  • Guide Dogs for the Blinds sister organization, Guide Dogs for the Blind International (GDBI), is a registered charity in Canada that helps pair Canadians who are blind or visually impaired with highly qualified guide dogs.
  • For more than 50 years, Canadians have been matched with guide dogs from Guide Dogs for the Blind.

¡Tú Cuentas! Cine Youth Fest Kicks Off Month-Long Virtual Film Festival Focused on Amplifying Latinx Voices during Hispanic Heritage Month

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 3:00pm

The month-long (Sept. 18 to Oct. 16) online film festival features the work of aspiring Latinx filmmakers and creatives and can be accessed via the T Cuentas!

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  • The month-long (Sept. 18 to Oct. 16) online film festival features the work of aspiring Latinx filmmakers and creatives and can be accessed via the T Cuentas!
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210920005270/en/
    Premiering during Hispanic Heritage Month, the T Cuentas!
  • Cine Youth Fest is a celebration of the impact and influence of Latinx creatives in the film industry.
  • Cine Youth Fest is a celebration of the impact and influence of Latinx creatives in the film industry.

With Pet Shelters Reaching Capacity, Purina And Petfinder Urging Families To Open Their Hearts And Homes To A New Furry Friend

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 2:05pm

Some of the largest pet shelters in the US, including San Diego Humane Society and Michigan Humane have seen similar increases in pet intake.

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  • Some of the largest pet shelters in the US, including San Diego Humane Society and Michigan Humane have seen similar increases in pet intake.
  • Under-resourced Shelters - Additionally, many pet shelters were forced to temporarily or permanently close due to lack of funding, resources, and personnel needed to sustain during the pandemic.
  • Petfinder noted a decrease of more than 800 active shelters on the site compared to summer of 2020.
  • Recent site updates enable better, faster matches between adopters and shelters, and offer several upgraded features for shelters.

Duck Creek Technologies Positioned as a Leader in Gartner ® 2021 Magic Quadrant ™ for P&C Platforms, North America, Seven Times in a Row

Friday, September 17, 2021 - 5:54pm

Boston, Sept. 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Duck Creek Technologies (Nasdaq: DCT) announced today that it has been recognized as a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for P&C Core Platforms, North America .

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  • Boston, Sept. 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Duck Creek Technologies (Nasdaq: DCT) announced today that it has been recognized as a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for P&C Core Platforms, North America .
  • The Duck Creek Platform is the technical foundation for all Duck Creek applications and the embodiment of Duck Creeks architectural and design philosophy.
  • All Duck Creek applications can be implemented via Duck Creek OnDemand , the providers SaaS solution for the P&C insurance industry.
  • We are proud to be recognized yet again by Gartner as a Leader in the P&C insurance technology space, said Michael Jackowski, CEO of Duck Creek Technologies.

Duck Creek Technologies Positioned as a Leader in Gartner ® 2021 Magic Quadrant ™ for P&C Platforms, North America, Seven Times in a Row

Friday, September 17, 2021 - 5:34pm

Boston, Sept. 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Duck Creek Technologies (Nasdaq: DCT) announced today that it has been recognized as a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for P&C Core Platforms, North America.

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  • Boston, Sept. 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Duck Creek Technologies (Nasdaq: DCT) announced today that it has been recognized as a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for P&C Core Platforms, North America.
  • The Duck Creek Platform is the technical foundation for all Duck Creek applications and the embodiment of Duck Creeks architectural and design philosophy.
  • All Duck Creek applications can be implemented via Duck Creek OnDemand , the providers SaaS solution for the P&C insurance industry.
  • We are proud to be recognized yet again by Gartner as a Leader in the P&C insurance technology space, said Michael Jackowski, CEO of Duck Creek Technologies.